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Is President Obama’s Wind of “Change” Blowing Towards Eritrea?

President Obama today states that “our policies toward Cuba have gotten us nowhere
President Obama today states that “our policies toward Cuba have gotten us nowhere.” The misguided and harmful policies towards Eritrea won’t get the U.S. anywhere either. Time to pursue a policy of engagement with Eritrea.

By Berhane Alazar,

LATELY, albeit somewhat belated, the wind of Obama’s once promised “Change” that never was, and under whose jargon Senator Barack Obama got help to win the highly contested US presidency, finally seems to have picked up some steam. From establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba today to, possibly, reclassifying the Palestinian Hamas faction as a “Nationalist” organization seems to have set the tone. Continue reading Is President Obama’s Wind of “Change” Blowing Towards Eritrea?

Semhar Araia: From Here to Eritrea

Semhar Araia is an Eritrean American social activist, professor and international lawyer. She is the founder and Executive Director of DAWN – the Diaspora African Women’s Network.

BY KATE METZGER,

In a room with 11 White House Champions of Change, Semhar Araia ’99 was meeting with the president.

Her cohort that day in April 2012 included individuals who had dedicated their lives to causes such as veterans’ issues, housing and health care. They had an hour with President Barack Obama and each was given the opportunity to describe their work. Semhar Araia ’99 was the last to present. Continue reading Semhar Araia: From Here to Eritrea